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Egypt confirms arrest of two Germans, deports one

Egyptian authorities have confirmed two German nationals suspected of attempting to join an Islamic State group affiliate have been arrested, and one was deported, Egyptian security sources said Friday.
Seif Al Din Mohamed Mostafa

Man accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday.
An Egyptian policeman directs a firetruck to the gate of the Heliopolis petrochemical company after a strong explosion occurred in a chemical tank near the Cairo airport late on July 12, 2018, leaving a dozen wounded. A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night. / AFP PHOTO / Khaled DESOUKI

Blast at Cairo chemical site injures 12

A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night.
Illustrative - Egyptian security officers guard a courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 8, 2017. AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty

Lebanese woman sentenced to eight years for ‘insulting’ Egypt

A Lebanese tourist who was arrested last month for posting a video on Facebook complaining about sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt, was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Cairo court on Saturday, her lawyer said.

Governor Ganduje: Senator Kwankwaso’s scholarship scheme ‘a fraud’

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has again attacked at his predecessor in office, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, describing his foreign scholarship programme as a ‘fraud’.

Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq to ‘further study’ presidential run

A former Egyptian prime minister who had declared his intention to run for president next year says he needs to "further study" his plans before he makes a final decision.

Egypt premier leaves country for medical treatment in Germany

Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail left the country on Thursday for a three-week course of medical treatment and surgery in Germany amid speculation he would be permanently replaced in a cabinet shuffle.

Egypt summons European envoys over arrest of rights lawyer

Egypt summoned Sunday the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and The Netherlands after they criticised the arrest of an Egyptian human rights lawyer opposed to enforced disappearances, the Foreign ministry said.

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
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Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

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NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
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